As frigid weather conditions blanket the US, Williams Partners L.P. announced yesterday that it has delivered a record amount of natural gas on its Transco interstate gas pipeline, providing essential services to gas distribution companies, power generators and other customers located along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast.
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The US’s largest volume natural gas transmission system, Transco delivered a record breaking 15.58 million dkth on 5 January, 2018. The new peak-day mark surpasses the previous high that was set on 1 January, 2018.
The Transco system, which stretches from South Texas to New York City, also established a new three day market area delivery record, averaging 14.90 million dkth from 4 – 6 January, 2018./p>
The natural gas delivery records were made possible thanks to additional firm transportation capacity created by five fully contracted Transco expansions completed in 2017. /p>
Together, Transco’s ‘Big 5’ expansions (Gulf Trace, Hillabee Phase 1, Dalton, New York Bay and Virginia Southside II) added more than 2.8 million dkth of firm transportation capacity to the existing pipeline system./p>
“The incremental capacity from the fully contracted Transco expansion projects placed into service in 2017 reflects an increase of more than 25% in Transco’s design capacity – which helped us be in position to meet the growing demand needs of our customers,” said Alan Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer of Williams Partners’ general partner. “Our focused strategy on natural gas infrastructure in support of consistent and sustainable growth in gas volumes continues to enhance our ability to meet the increasing demand for natural gas for heating, industrial use, clean-power generation and LNG as highlighted by these recent delivery records.”/p>
Armstrong added, “When you consider that natural gas reliably heats more than half of all US homes, the current frigid conditions are an important reminder of the vital role transmission pipelines play in keeping millions of Americans safe and secure, especially during winter periods of peak demand.”/p>
As natural gas demand continues to increase, construction is currently underway on two additional Transco projects (Atlantic Sunrise and Garden State Phase II), which are designed to create approximately 1.9 million dkth of additional pipeline capacity in 2018./p>
Transco, the nation’s largest-volume and fastest-growing interstate natural gas pipeline system, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners L.P. Transco delivers natural gas to customers through its 10 200 mile pipeline network whose mainline extends nearly 1800 miles between South Texas and New York City. The system is a major provider of cost effective natural gas services that reaches US markets in 12 Southeast and Atlantic Seaboard states, as well as international markets./p>
Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/09012018/transco-pipeline-delivers-record-volumes/